This Poem Needs Sanding

by on August 2, 2010 · 8 comments

in Culture, Ed Decker

This poem needs sanding:

The sentences are jagged and protruding
The verbs have burrs
And the nouns are coarse.

This house needs watering:

The foundation is dry and flaking
The walls are brown on the edges
Nothing can grow here anymore.

This job needs to get laid:

Maybe if This Job would get laid it wouldn’t be
such an asshole all the time

This country needs a drill sergeant:

One of those bald, barking maniacs
who will put his chin a few millimeters away
from This Country’s chin
and shout and spit in This Country’s face

“You are lazy, fat and frightened, soldier! Now drop and give me 50!”

This planet needs a condom:

Not more and more babies to soil more and more diapers
to fill more and more landfills.

Hey Planet, wear a jimmy for crissake!

Anyway, as I said, This Poem could use some sanding.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar annagrace August 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

Like it mucho!


avatar Edwin Decker August 3, 2010 at 2:12 am

thank you mucho


avatar Frank Gormlie August 4, 2010 at 9:34 am

This comment needs spacing

populationoverisnotalwaysthe problem
therichhavegotten richer
andthepoor poorer


avatar Obbop August 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm

“This poem needs sanding”

That’s really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Made a Disgruntled Old Coot shanty-bound atop the Ozark Plateau both grin and ponder while reading thine words.


avatar Terrie Leigh Relf September 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Hey Ed!

I should have known I would find you here. . .Love this poem. It’s in true Deckerian form.



avatar Terrie Leigh Relf September 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

P.S. I didn’t think to ask Frank about posting poems, too. Hmmmm. . .


avatar JMW October 1, 2010 at 2:14 am

Love it! I think my job needs to get laid, too.


avatar Eric January 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

Nice work!


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